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New Lymington rugby pitch 'best in region'
ONE of the best facilities of its type in the region.
That was the verdict of rugby’s governing body when it inspected a new pitch that dominates the largest outdoor sports area in Lymington.
Keith Kent, the Rugby Football Union’s head groundsman, spent an hour with councillors and ground staff discussing the future maintenance of the showpiece facility.
It replaces an earlier pitch that was regarded as little more than an open field.
Town clerk Steve Cridland said: “Mr Kent was most impressed with the levelling and drainage that’s taken place and was of the opinion that the field will be one of the best in the region.”
The pitch, home of the Lymington Mariners rugby club, is part of a £200,000 package of improvements to sports facilities at Woodside Park.
Mr Cridland added: “Its opening marks the beginning of a new era for sport in Lymington.”
The new rugby pitch was opened by the mayor, Cllr Anna Rostand, who cut a ribbon and kicked the ball.
Cllr Rostand said: “Three years of planning and hard work has resulted in a facility that’s well on track to being one of the finest in the area.
“It’s important to make the most of this wonderful facility.
“The council has many other plans, including the upgrading of the pavilion.”
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